Remember when it only took three ‘failed’ attempts at pwd guessing and one’s coworker account was locked out and needed to be reset to Welcome1 by the helpdesk ..?
- How stupid since the delayed auto-unlock was available so much longer already – but then, just try a million times by bot and have to wait till Singularity to be let in again;
- Now, there’s a new flavour [I’ll keep spelling proper English till the K isn’t U and about half of it is back in the EU, welcome Edinburgh! or is it Dunedin] by means of smart quod non home systems that have electronic widgets in stead of a normal door lock.
Which leaves ample room for neighbourhood [there we go again] children [not kids] to lock you out, possibly, by trying to gain entry in a wrong way. No, cameras won’t save you, the children will know better than you how to approach those without being seen, soon enough. More children have Guy Fawkes’ masks than there are fans of him (hopefully: yet).
Yes, not all locks have such failed-attempts counters (I guess), but if not they definitely will have some form of them in the near future and someone will stumble upon some everyday means (cell phone based or otherwise, i.e., ubiquitous and easily anonymisable) that does the trick.
Already, I saw somewhere something on “How to recover after you’re locked out of your own ‘smart’ house” so apparently, it is starting to happen.
Cheers with all that. Though it may also serve as a test how fast your security co. responds and might be present at your house, if (big one) the you-lockout triggers an alarm. On the flip side; not an advantage too much since the neighbourhood children will trigger many during-workday drives home on edge b/c Computer Says Alarm.
Can’t have it all, can we? [… there’s more below the pic]
This you can:
[For the little perps: Al’s cell; Philadelphia PA – much worth a visit]
And not even referring to this:
It’s not surprising that our skepticism of smart things tends to start with privacy. But it shouldn’t end there, as it often does. https://t.co/pU7gzMgrp2
— Medium (@Medium) June 11, 2019
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AccountHome lockout for cheap thrills”